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Mailman of the Birdsville Track by Kristin Weidenbach

Mailman of the Birdsville Track by Kristin Weidenbach

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Mailman of the Birdsville Track

The Story of Tom Kruse

by Kristin Weidenbach

Hodder Headline, 2004, ISBN 0733619355, paperback

Very Good Condition with minor edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions (See photographs)

“The Birdsville Track is one of the best known – and loneliest – tracks in Australia, and for twenty years Tom was the mailman, battling everything from searing heat and floods to mechanical breakdown.
He began in the days before reliable vehicles, good communications and air access in case of emergency.  He made running repairs to the truck, and he loaded and unloaded tons of stores to ferry his cargo across flooded creeks.  Tom Kruse always got the mail through – come drought, hell or high water.  This is truly a classic Australian story and captures part of our history that is fast vanishing.”

 

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